Smoking In All Outdoor Public Places
Section 8.40.010 – Amended to include emissions from electronic smoking devices in the definition of “smoking:”
Section 8.40.020 – Amended to prohibit smoking in ALL outdoor public places;
Section 8.40.050 – Amended to subject persons in violation of Chapter 8.40 to an infraction.
- August 23, 2016 – Ordinance adopted by the City Council.
- September 22, 2016 – Ordinance becomes effective.
Tobacco Retail Licensure
At the December 11, 2018 meeting, the Hermosa Beach City Council approved amendments to the municipal code requiring local tobacco retailers to purchase an annual business license to continue the specific sale of tobacco products. The intent of the tobacco retail license is to limit the sale of electronic smoking devices and flavored tobacco products to youth in the community. Council also modified section 5.78.100.d of the code to change the sellers age from 21 to 18 years old.
The initial business license fee for existing tobacco retailers, was waived by the City Council, but will require retailers to pay for subsequent annual renewal fees. All new retailers would be required to pay the initial business license fee and the following annual fees. The Tobacco Retail License Requirement will go into effect June 1, 2019.
|2018 Smoking Initiatives|
|2016 Smoke-Free Public Spaces Initiative|
|2012 Smoking Initiative|
|Smoking Cessation Resources|
|California Smoker's Helpline
A free telephone service to help you quit smoking
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Guide to quitting, topics related to quitting and quitting resources
Information and professional assistance to help smokers quit
A community of smokers trying to quit, a quitting guide, news, games and additional resources
|For inquiries, contact:
Nico De Anda-Scaia
Assistant to the City Manager
Phone: (310) 213-0201